Tiger Tracks Inside Edition

Travis High School Faculty Newsletter - November 18, 2019

Substitute Appreciation Week! If you'll be out this week, write a nice note thanking them for all they do! :)


Monday, November 18

FFA Food Drive all week during 5th period classes

Click here for Skyward Gradebook Guide

Fall Athletic Banquet(Commons): 6:30 pm

Support Travis Golf with Kendra Scott event. See flyer below.

Tuesday, November 19

Girls' Basketball (home): vs Lamar Consolidated HS 4:00/5:30/7:00

Boys' Basketball @ Cy Creek 4:00/5:30/7:00

Tri-M Orchestra Concert: 6:00 pm

Wednesday, November 20

College wear Wednesday! (TPP)

Wellness Wednesday: Setting Boundaries

Thursday, November 21

Theme Day Thursday (TPP): "Giving 'thanks' is twice as nice with a friend: TWIN DAY!"

Thankful Thursday: Place a post it on a coworkers door! 1 thing you're thankful that they do.

Staffulty Secret Santa. Click here to participate.

Girls Basketball Varsity Tournament

Boys Basketball FBISD Tournament @ Ridge Point High School

Mr. Travis Event in Auditorium: 6:00 pm

Friday, November 22

Fridays we wear RED! (TPP) - Don't forget to award points in Advisory

End of Progress Report 4-Grades due Sunday at midnight.

Boys Basketball FBISD Tournament @ Ridge Point High School

Saturday, November 23

Boys Basketball FBISD Tournament @ Ridge Point High School

We are truly THANKFUL for this amazing team of Tigers! We know that the job you do is not easy and truly appreciate the dedication you show to all of our students! Enjoy a well deserved break!!

Tiger Pride Points (TPP)

We will begin placing TPP next to the days that you are eligible to receive Tiger Pride Points. This way, there's no confusion and our assistants will not be continuously answering the question, "do we get Tiger Pride Points today." Thank you for viewing the newsletter each week to see when points are awarded.

Grading Policy and Reporting Reminders! - PLEASE REVIEW!

  • Do NOT put a 0 in on any assignment that was not completed due to student absence - for any reason - until the student has had sufficient time and opportunity to complete the assignment and failed to do so.
  • Assignments in grade book must have specific name - i.e. Ch 12 vocab assignment vs Homework 2
  • Grades must be entered within 5 days of assignment due date.
  • Late Work is accepted - 1 day late is up to 15 points off; 2 days late is up to 30 points off
  • Parent contact and Student/Teacher Conference forms are required any time a student is unsuccessful and any time a student is in danger of failing a course - please document all contact
S1 Student Teacher Conference Form

This is required for any student who is in jeopardy of failing your class. This form shall be completed in a conference with the teacher and the student and then shared with the appropriate principal and student’s counselor.

Assignment Repair Program

If you are not taking advantage of this grade repair opportunity with your students, please do!

Welcome to Travis Ms. Garcia!!!!

Please welcome our new Associate Principal, Ms. Adrienne Garcia! Ms. Garcia was a high school AP in the Austin area, the Associate Principal at Sartartia Middle School, and most recently the Associate Principal at Ronald Thornton Middle School in Sienna.
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Please congratulate our amazing finalists for being nominated for this honor. Our 2019-2020 campus Teacher of the Year is Matthew Hindmarch!!!!

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Congratulations to Ms. Albritton for Belles' Teacher of the Week!!!!

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A Few Reminders...

There should be NO passes during Advisory! Be mindful of the 10/10 rule in ALL classes. Be aware of students that ask for passes out of class often - this should not be allowed. We have TOO MANY students in the halls - especially during the afternoon classes. We appreciate you keeping them fully engaged in the classroom!

All teachers should be visible during the passing periods at their door! We appreciate your attention to this as it makes a significant difference in our hallways!

Everyone must let their supervising administrator know when you leave campus for ANY reason during the day. You may do so via text, email, or phone - but you must let them know!

Thank YOU!

W.O.W. Wednesday November Winner!

Ms. Roberts works hard for her students and the staffulty! She is someone that others can depend on and makes working at Travis even more enjoyable!

Congratulations Ms. Roberts. We see you and we appreciate you!

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Shoutout to Major Hunt for joining his students to run the flags!!!

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Teacher toolkit: Tweet by Hayley Coulter @mscoultermath

My students are getting their report cards soon, so I let them give me one! Students ANONYMOUSLY let me know how they’re feeling this 6 weeks. Included are a couple responses. It took tons of vulnerability making this 100% anonymous, but the feedback was GREAT!

Wellness Committee: BOUNDARIES

This time of year can be very hectic for us both personally and professionally. It is important that we practice knowing how much we can take on and when to say no. This week's Wellness Wednesday is all about learning to set boundaries.

Let us know the things that you treasure by tweeting @TheTigerSuite!

Positive Office Referrals

The Positive Office Referral should be used when a teacher wishes to reward a student for something academic or behavioral. This differs from the ROAR award in that Positive Office referrals can be issued at any time and for any positive behavior worthy of reward. The ROAR award is for students working hard over a period of time and producing academic results. To submit a Positive Office Referral, CLICK HERE. Students that receive a POR will be called in by an administrator and will also be awarded 25 Tiger Pride points!
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Request for Educational Support

Ms. Franco, our Professional Learning Lead, now has a form to fill out for any Educational support requests.

Toys for Tots!

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The Sugarland Rotary has placed a Toys for Tots box in the front office for gift donations during this holiday season. Please bring items to the front office and place in the box provided if you choose to donate. If you would like to donate gift cards, please give to Mrs. Grimm or Ms. K.

Travis staffulty have always been so giving that we usually need additional boxes! Let’s do it again this year!!!

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Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

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Teacher Resources

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What are you reading?

The English teachers and Ms. Spina have been encouraging students to enjoy reading more this year. Students have been selecting their own books and reading more in class. Ms. Spina wants to show kids that we all read and we choose different things. We created these signs for us to all post outside the room.
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Student password assistance

Refer to the email from Ms. Spina for specific instructions on 8.14.2019 if you are having trouble navigating through the site.

Having an issue with Technology?

Our campus IT is Joshua Martin and his office is in the library! Please remember to put in a Support Portal ticker (Formerly CRM ticket) instead of emailing him when you have a request. Thank you!

Link for Student Schoology Access

How to Reset Your Network Password


November 25-29

Thanksgiving Break

December 9

Reviews distributed to all students.

December 10

EOC-English I retest

December 11

EOC-Biology retest

EOC-US History retest

December 12

EOC-English II retest

December 13

EOC-Algebra retest

December 18

Athletic Signing Day